Best Places To See in Raleigh, NC

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11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Since 1879

Museum, Field Trips, Dining, Store, Group Registration, Accessibility, Exhibits, Self-Guided Tours, Meet The Experts, Floor Maps, Digital Media, Animals, Arthropod Zoo, Fish, Invertebrates, Living Conservatory, Reptiles, Amphibians, Veterinary Services, Events, Rentals, Birthday Parties, Audiences, Educators, Investigation, Research & Collection

General Admission is free - This museum is the oldest established museum in North Carolina and the largest museum of its kind in the Southeastern United States - The museum has four facilities on three campuses

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The museum is beautiful and so big! We have been here several times and will continue to visit. Coming from up north where everything costs an arm and a leg, a donation was refreshing as an entrance fee. Their 3D shows are very good, and good quality 3D. They also have the research building where you can see robots being built, what boy doesn't love that?! My favorite part is the active bee hive in the kids touch area. Creepy but super cool!
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2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Since 1924

Museums, Tours, Dining, Shop, Galleries, The Park, Permanent Collection, Exhibitions, Conservation, Research, Library, Art Consultation Morning, Art In Bloom, Book Club, Lectures and Classes, Performances and Concerts, Films, Social Events, Public Tours, Teens, College, Educators, Travel Program, Art Society Youth & Family Programs

Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free - Audio Tour Free for Members - The initial $1 million legislative appropriation was used to purchase 139 European and American paintings and sculptures

Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon : Closed

What a beautiful day! It is worth to drive from Faquay-Varina to visit The North Carolina Museum of Art. Some of my friends came here many times but this is my first time here. I like this place especially today which is a sunny day, you can take a lot of pictures for both indoor and outdoor. A little fountain at the front gate are cute, the souvenir shop has many kinds of stuffs to buy and you can have a cup of coffee too. I will recommend some of my friends to come visit.
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201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Since 1999

Museum, Group Visits, Exhibits, Play Planning Tools, Museum Store, Holiday Gifts, Gift Cards, Cafe, Camps and Events, Classes, Camps, Parent Workshops, Special Events, School Field Trips, Plan Field Trip, Educator Resources, Educator Events, Educator Advisory Group, Special Parties, Birthday Parties & Facility Rentals

Children under 1, Members under 12 & Members Adult play free admission - Offers unique hands-on interactive experiences that inspire children to be creative thinkers and active learners

Price: Senior (60+) $5, College Student (with valid ID) $5, Military Adult $4 & Marbles Movie Member $5

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open until 7:00 pm every Thu and on First Fri)

What a wonderful children's museum. There is so much to do! The price is so reasonable- only $5 per person! My daughter had a blast going from one activity to another. I personally loved the stairs that lights up and plays the piano as you walk. There is so much space here. We went of July 4th and even though there were a ton of people, it didn't feel crowded. Not sure we will get a membership, since it's kind of far away from where we live. We will definitely be back!
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